In April 2021, New York State took a major step forward for the environment by approving the annual budget which includes provision for a $3 billion bond, the Restore Mother Nature Bond Act. It will be placed on the ballot for approval by voters in the November 2022 general election.
If approved by voters, projects that would be funded include:
- Water quality improvement and resilient infrastructure
- Open space land conservation and recreation
- Climate change mitigation
- Environmental Justice
Find out more about the ballot initiative in this Riverkeeper blog post.